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Tag: University Grants Commission

UGC guide to student induction programme released: HRD

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to develop an everlasting bond between teacher and students, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has come up with a new guide. Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today released UGC Guide to Student Induction Programme – “Deeksharambh” in New Delhi. The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Dr. […]

UCG Scheme Paramarsh
Breaking! New UGC scheme for Higher Education launched

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to promote quality assurance in Higher Education, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today launched  University Grants Commission (UGC) Scheme of ‘Paramarsh.’ Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” launched ‘Paramarsh’ – a University Grants Commission scheme for Mentoring NAAC Accreditation Aspirant Institutions to promote Quality Assurance in […]

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HRD Info On UGC, AICTE Courses To Boost Employability, Know Details

Under Ministry of Human Resource Development’s purview, various skill-oriented courses are implemented by University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) through Community Colleges, Bachelor of Vocation courses (B.VoC) & Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) Kausal Kendras to boost the employability of youth. According to an information provided by Union Minister for […]

CBSE Class 10, Class 12 Exam 2019
School education reform: NCERT makes major guidelines' review

New Delhi: The National Council of Educational Research Training (NCERT) is all set to bring reforms in its syllabus, teaching methods and writing of the textbooks. The National Curriculum Framework (NCF), a body of NCERT, is responsible to bring in the changes and the same was done 15 years back in 2005. Hrushikesh Senapaty, director […]

UGC Issues Guidelines For Recruitment in HEIs

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) issued guidelines on Tuesday for recruitment of faculty members in institutes of higher education to address the issue of shortage of quality teaching staff in such institutions. In a letter written to the vice-chancellors of universities and to colleges and institutions deemed to be universities, the UGC said […]

New UGC Guidelines: Environmental Studies compulsory for UG courses

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to create awareness among the students regarding preservation of the environment for future generations, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked educational institutes to introduce Environmental Science (EVS) subject in all the undergraduate courses from the next academic year, 2019-20. Earlier, as per the directions of the Supreme Court, the UGC […]

Education without aim no better than mere certificate: Modi

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed on innovation in education and character-building as its goal, saying that education without aim is nothing more than a certificate hanging on one’s wall. The Prime Minister, while inaugurating the ‘Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence’, recalled Swami Vivekananda’s emphasis on self-reliance, character-building, and […]

UGC notification on online exam on cow science
UGC asks for proposals for extension of vocational courses

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has sought proposals from institutions for extension of their vocational courses and community college programmes. “The UGC has invited proposals from those institutions which have been running Bachelor of Vocational Courses (BVoc) and community college programmes in order to consider extension of courses being run under the said […]

UGC directs universities to ban junk food on campuses

New Delhi: In a fresh reminder to authorities of colleges and universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed for tougher measures to ban junk food on the campuses of educational institutions. Though UGC had issued a similar advisory in November 2016, it has now asked the college and university authorities to implement the orders […]

Odisha State Open University gets UGC nod for UG, PG programmes

Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) approved under graduate (UG) and post graduate (PG) courses to be offered by Odisha State Open University (OSOU) from 2018-19 to 2022-23 academic session. The Distance Education Bureau of UGC granted permission to OSOU to offer 26 Courses through the Open and Distance Learning Mode, official sources said. OSOU […]

HRD's new norms under UGC might cost jobs of Teachers & Researchers!

New Delhi: In a major development, the HRD Ministry approved new regulations drafted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as student researchers found guilty of plagiarism may lose their registration and teachers could lose their jobs now. The ministry had notified the UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) […]

UGC set to be replaced by Autonomous Commission

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today cleared the air on the replacement of University Grants Commission (UGC) by stating that a new body will take over soon. While replying to questions raised by some members in Lok Sabha over the government bringing in the Higher Education Commission of India Bill, 2018 to […]

Four educational institutions from Odisha get UGC graded autonomy nod

Bhubaneswar: In a significant development, four educational institutions from Odisha have been granted full autonomy in academic and administrative decision-making for maintaining high standards of excellence based on NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council) scores. The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday approved full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutions across the country including four […]

Propagation of Odia on top of Cabinet approvals

Puri: Policies related to propagation of Odia language dominated the Cabinet meeting today that passed several proposals including formation of Odia language Commission, waiver of fees for pursuing Odia at degree and post graduation levels besides  formation of a heritage cabinet. The meeting which was held under the chairmanship of CM Naveen Patnaik in Puri, […]

BPUT policies blocking UGC fund to engineering colleges in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Policies of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) are reportedly acting as a barrier and blocking University Grants Commission (UGC) funds to engineering colleges of Odisha. The policy of BPUT of not granting permanent affiliation to the colleges under it is depriving UGC assistance to such colleges. As per UGC norms, colleges with permanent […]

Aspirants may get only one shot at NET a year

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Teaching aspirants vying for assistant professor posts in colleges and universities may now have to settle for only one shot at National Eligibility Test (NET) in a year as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has opposed the two exam structure. According to information, the board has expressed its interest to the […]

UGC acting head's term extended by 3 months

New Delhi: Still looking to fill the post of University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman, the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has extended the term of V.S. Chauhan, the officiating head of the Commission, a ministry official confirmed. Chauhan, whose stay has been extended by three months now, has been the acting Chairman of the […]

UGC likely to reduce reservation in SC/ST, OBC faculty posts?

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The University Grants Commission’s (UGC) new formula to implement reservation in teaching posts is likely to reduce the number of SC, ST and OBC faculty on university campuses. The HRD Ministry will soon decide on the UGC’s new formula in teaching posts. The UGC wants the number of reserved faculty posts to be […]

UGC revamps model syllabi for Psychology

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The University Grants Commission has changed the syllabus for Psychology subject as it believes that the old syllabi have failed to fulfil societal needs. “Psychology, as taught in institutions of higher learning was neither keeping pace with the recent developments in the discipline nor fulfilling the societal needs. The present course contents commonly […]

UGC directs universities to make disaster management course ‘compulsory’ for students

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all the varsities across the country to introduce a disaster management course and made it compulsory for students. The course will have subjects such as rescue operations for bomb threats, campus shooting and terror attacks. UGC has taken the decision with an aim to safeguard students […]

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UGC NET 2017 - Admit cards after Oct 15: Get exam details!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will release the UGC NET 2017 ‘Admit Card’ after October 15. Meanwhile, if you are yet to make changes or verify your forms, remember, September 25 is the last date of the correction process. CBSE would be organizing the examination on November 5 while the results […]

Odisha refuses to display PM’s speech at colleges, varsities tomorrow; BJP cries foul

Bhubaneswar: Refusing to act on a directive issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to make arrangement for display of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at educational institutions on occasion of centenary celebrations of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s address at Chicago World’s Parliament of Religions tomorrow, the State government today […]

UGC to deal tough against plagiarism: Students may lose registration, teachers

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: With an aim to prevent plagiarism and promote academic research, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the “Draft UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) Regulations, 2017” and asked stakeholders to submit their suggestions by September 30. “The objective of the regulations is to promote academic […]

UGC asks varsities to provide details of payments made via digital mode

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has ordered all the universities to provide data of their digital financial transactions in the past one year. The directive comes two months after the UGC asked all higher educational institutions across the country to ensure that no fee payment is made by students in cash mode from […]

UGC denies reports of stopping funding to women study centres

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: A day after one of the prominent national daily newspapers published a report that the University Grants Commission (UGC) is mulling to cut funds allocated annually to Women Study Centres across the country, the commission, on Thursday, termed the news as false and baseless. In a notice issued, UGC mentioned that the statutory […]